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D-Day Movie Review

D-Day  Rating: 3.5/5

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:Masand's Verdict- CNN IBN (IBNLive)
But if you’re willing to sidestep niggling problems like the rapidly rising body count they leave in their wake, and the apparent ease with which our heroes secure ammo in Pakistan, you’ll note the film’s second half raises some interesting points. D-Day, with all its gritty action, hand-held camerawork and frenetic editing, is still closer in spirit and tone to Ek Tha Tiger and Agent Vinod than Zero Dark Thirty. D-Day is far from perfect, but as pulpy Bollywood action films go, it’s very watchable and works its strengths. The film’s ending, controversial and melodramatic to say the least, nevertheless sits comfortably with the wish-fulfilment fantasy that Advani’s milking. I’m going with three out of five. It’s worth a watch; you won’t be bored.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama
D-DAY tackles a knotty issue and it's imperative that Nikhil stays close to authenticity. The demanding plot and the edgy, gritty and raw situations, besides the ambience [recreating Karachi], makes this espionage thriller so different from the gangster films we have witnessed on the Hindi screen thus far. The four patriots, each with a back story, joining hands for a common mission, their expedition and how the hunters become the hunted in the neighbouring country gives the film that edge and power that's hard to expunge from memory. On the whole, D-DAY is what a well-made thriller ought to be -- taut, transfixing and spellbinding, with an astounding finale. Don't miss this high-octane thriller!
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror
Following up on his exceptional Delhi Safari, Director Nikhil Advani continues to reinvent himself with D-Day, a well-crafted, violent drama balanced with an introspective mood that can loosely be indexed under historical fiction. The first half is slightly stretched (a subconscious connection made when Goldman intones with a gun to head "Trigger kheech, maamla mat kheech") but it is offset by the characters' helplessness evoking an unsettling feeling in the second half. D-Day opens up a small new genre in Hindi cinema, and what really worked for me is that this is truly a new age patriotic film, one without the baggage of jingoism.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahata Site:ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, D-Day is an enjoyable fare and one which inspires a feeling of patriotism in the viewers. But it is more for the evolved audience. Its showcasing in the multiplexes is bad and, coupled with its poor start and unexciting title, this will mar the film’s box-office prospects and potential. Of course, collections will pick up due to positive word of mouth but the dull start is bound to play the proverbial villain, in the final tally. The film will win critical acclaim and will be a strong contender in many categories at the awards. Its business will be more in the cinemas frequented by class audiences and in the big cities.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Srijana Mitra Das Site:Times Of India
Straight up, D-Day is explosive at three levels. The plot crackles. The acting sears. And the music flares with passion.But this being Bollywood, the plot can't escape emotional excursions. Some - Rudra's love-life, Zoya's break-up - adds a halwa-like heaviness to this Karachi. But the second half refreshes your palate, sizzling sequences between Wali, Rudra and Iqbal Seth leaving you open-mouthed, the 'c' in this climax clearly for controversy. Catch it - this 'D' company denotes both debate and desh-prem. Note: You may not like this movie if you don't enjoy violent thrillers where things go off with a bang.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Paloma Sharma Site:Rediff
D-Day is what people like me wait Friday after Friday for. It does what it needs to and does not preach but leaves an impact strong enough to make you ask questions. It manages to bring out patriotism in you without the theatrics. It has it all -- an iron-clad story, strong characters, believable performances and music you’ll want to put on loop for the a few days. Complete with subtle references, pinches of dark humour and ironic symbolism, this is a film you didn’t know you’d been waiting for until you see it on the big screen. A million lines with be written in its praise, I am sure, but to put it simply -- D-Day is a dream come true.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
A mission impossible forms the crux of Nikhil Advani's D-Day. But the film's treatment of the story of derring-do, desperate measures and doom remains firmly within the realms of the possible. The director deserves full marks on that score. D-Day is a well-researched, purposefully executed film. Much of the action takes places in 'actual' Karachi locations. D-Day is replete with such unusual touches. It is another matter that all of them do not eventually come together to make a cohesive whole. Yet, for all its flaws, this is a film good enough to merit a trip to the multiplex.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
D-Day is a surprising package from a director known so far largely for harmless, fail-safe stories with big stars. Parallels have been drawn with A Mighty Heart, even Zero Dark Thirty, but that's only because all three films are set in what passes for Pakistan. However, whether it's the markets where a shootout is picturised, the chawl-like hostel where the four agents hide out, or the wedding of Seth's son, D-Day's imagining of Karachi is entirely Indian and far more intimate. Advani should take a bow, as for the most part, it works.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Sarita Tanwar Site:DNA
Nikhil Advani makes a gripping, tense film on a tight budget and minus an A-List actor. And proves just how is accomplished a director he is. He tells you a strong, coherent story that makes you wish was based on a true incident. I would go as far as saying this is a genre-creating film.What to do: Watch it. This film deserves and an audience. PS: You will like if this you liked A Wednesday, Tango Charlie, Parzania
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: Without an ounce of jingoism, the film’s plain, non-judgmental storytelling with a thought provoking narrative is ace. Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan put up a marvellous show!What’s Bad: The editing in the film’s latter half could have been tauter. Watch or Not?: Nikhil Advani’s D-Day traces a labyrinthine story of India’s unsung war heroes. With its chilling action scenes and thrilling emotional quotient, D-Day is perhaps one of recent times’ most rivetingly told stories. With Bollywood celebrating Dawood mostly, here’s a filmmaker who has made a daunting movie which effortlessly gives the character its correct hue.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Gayatri Shankar Site:Zee News
If you were wondering ‘D-Day’ is just a film about RAW agents and their mission then you were thoroughly wrong. Directed by Nikhil Advani, ‘D-Day’ gives you an optimistic visual reference to what could indeed be achieved, should one put in all what is needed to get hold of that one man – who tops India’s most wanted list. In totality, ‘D-Day’ throws light on those unsung heroes who sacrifice everything, even their identities for the nation.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24By7
It’s edgy. It’s gritty. It’s something purists might find tough to stomach. Yet, it’s something that can’t be ignored. Never have we seen men fight and punch with such raw, terrorizing rage, impacting us immeasurably. Taking into account that India’s infamous don has found innumerable references in Bollywood frames, mostly those that romanticizes his misgivings, it’s truly commendable that there’s one filmmaker who dared to break that tradition. Nikhil’s solution would (literally) blow your mind away, and would most definitely be applauded.
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31 comments:

  1. Aa gaya Chor ka review sabse pehle

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  2. Dfntly Going tomorrow........2nd show....

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  3. till now only good reviews..seems to be cracker of a movie

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  4. Taran mein ek blue film bana raha hoon jiska review 2 dega...

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  5. taran tum pahele apne khud ka review do

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  6. taran should be sued for mis-leading ppl. 3.5 stars for Ramaiya Vastavaiya also..

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  7. D-DAY: drought of a good thriller still haunts Bollywood [2.5/5]

    Every time a terrorist attack happens in any part of our country, the conversation amongst common people & the ‘on serious note’ panel discussions on TV get heated with mostly unrequited-unresolved demand for the exile of the most wanted criminal, reportedly residing now in one of the posh cities of our neighboring country.

    We all have wanted that much-awaited extradition for ages, and God only knows if that would be possible ever in the future but for now, Nikhil Advani’s sincerely executed yet flawed-Bollywood at heart-taut thriller of high promises D-DAY offers a ‘dream come true’ fictional storyline, largely getting built up on ‘would have been-should have been’ conditions applied.

    Taking cues from real incidents, in-depth functioning of intelligence agencies & the earnest psyche of undercover agents, where an impressive first half suggests it being an intelligent, well researched, on real locations espionage drama with four Indian secret agents starting off their mission to get Goldman [the man in pink shades modeled on the Dawood Ibrahim, played by immensely likeable Rishi Kapoor] back to India, the second half pointlessly falters with focusing more on the masala; Bollywood is known to plant whenever they start lacking on gripping plots. So, we see emotional urges taking over obvious astuteness, regular tiffs between the team, hard-to-believe successful escape plans and an unfeasible end that totally is to please & blow away audience’s various sentiments regarding this national issue sounded more like a personal war for every countryman. Get your hands ready for claps when see that happen what if only on screen!

    Advani’s premise is very appealing-very mass attracting. The execution part is also thoroughly intended and incessantly belongs to the likes of any docu-drama shot in the crowded lanes of Karachi. Narrative pattern that includes timelines of the events on screen to make it look documented effort, works in favor. Special mention to the ‘Alvida’ song for its bloody beautiful visualization, literally! On the acting front, Irrfan does his part with sheer honesty. Watch out for him in heartrending scenes with his family. Arjun Rampal, Shruti Haasan & Huma Quareshi is standard. But if we are talking about performances par expectations, Rishi Kapoor as stylishly dressed Don, Aakash Dahiya as fourth player in the operation and Shriswara as Irrfan’s affably adorable wife top the list. Chandan Roy Sanyal is a complete waste.

    At the end, this thrilling operation that had all the means to finish the long-awaited drought of a good thriller miserably could not meet its desirable end, thanks to its own flaws that lie in the high octane drama & a forcibly commercial end in the second half. A troubled case of wasted opportunity! [2.5/5]

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    1. why do u write such big sentences. its certainly nt a good way of writing. try to break such long sentences!

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    2. Thanks for the suggestion. Its a valid one. Even I think long sentences kill the interest while reading!

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    3. gaurav...

      i wanna know something from u...
      the way u or other reviewers scrutinize the movies..doesn't it kill ur ability to enjoy the movie in the same way as an avg. guy/girl...??
      Can one be free of his/her prejudices/interests/likings while writing a review..???.
      So essentially review writing is a very subjective thing and hence different people end up writing totally antithetical reviews...
      Do u think there is a case for judging a movie on well defined objective criteria???? so that the subjectivity is weeded out and people like taran adarsh have no scope for I wud say "corruption"

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    4. Valid question. Gaurav I think you are the right guy to answer it.

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    5. glad that you raised the question sir! first and foremost, there is nothing that can ruin my ability to enjoy movies. in fact, i tend to enjoy them more than avg guys because when i m in front of the screen, i m solely devoted to the film rather than indulging myself into unnecessary talks, gigles, lewd comments and what not. pardon me, but that way, u r not enjoying movie but enjoying the company of ur friends!

      second thing, everyone has some pre-conceived notions abt either the film or someone involved in the crew but when i[and i am saying i because it is subjective]surrender myself to the film, these things never bother me much. we sure have an 'never existed' criteria or a rule book with parameters to judge a film but again its not universal, u do take your learnings your experiences abt cinema in consideration alongwith your evolved widely opened consciousness.

      thanks so much for making me sound like an expert ;)
      hope u find answers here.

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    6. thanks for ur reply..
      ur points well taken...
      However, as i said earlier, discretion of a reviewer breeds corrupt practices...Reviews should have indirectly played a role in increasing the standard of movies being made being the watchdogs of cinema...
      on the contrary, several reviewers openly collude with movie-makers (or whtevr terminology u may use) and betray the trust of people...
      The entire logic of writing reviews is absurd since for the same movie different reviewers end up giving all possible ratings...
      onus then falls on people themselves to be intelligent enuf to identify the honest reviewer or to trust their guts for a movie....

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  8. Okish review.....

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  9. Please correct. DNA has given a ratings of 3.5/5. Check the link below:

    http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/1863111/review-movie-review-d-day

    The one with FOUR ratings is IANS source which DNA has merely published.

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  10. Admin can you add zee news rating of d-day they gave it 4/5 please

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  11. gaurav...

    i wanna know something from u...
    the way u or other reviewers scrutinize the movies..doesn't it kill ur ability to enjoy the movie in the same way as an avg. guy/girl...??
    Can one be free of his/her prejudices/interests/likings while writing a review..???.
    So essentially review writing is a very subjective thing and hence different people end up writing totally antithetical reviews...
    Do u think there is a case for judging a movie on well defined objective criteria???? so that the subjectivity is weeded out and people like taran adarsh have no scope for I wud say "corruption"

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  12. admin can you add glamsham review of d-day please

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  13. http://chillitomato.in/d-day-movie-review-action-packed-entertainment-bollywood-style/
    ChilliTomato review of D-Day!

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  14. admin can you please add zee news review of d-day you always put zee news reviews why not now

    http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/bollywood/d-day-review-nikhil-advani-pulls-off-a-stunner_139346.htm

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    1. Abe Zee news to already list mein hain.aur tu zabardasti kyon sites ke review add karwane mein laga hain tu unka pr hain kya

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  15. gaurav rai i would tell u this..u have a very bad taste of movies..guys do not listen to him..he is a bad critic..trust me guys its one hell of a movie..action is so raw...u wouldnt believe its a bollywood movie

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  16. D-DAY: IT'S A DRY-DAY FOR VIEWERS (RATINGS: 2.5/5)

    There are movies which are blessed with a trusted star casts, a reputed director and an interesting subject. Despite this well made potpourri, they somehow fail to make an impact. Sadly, D-Day belongs to this category. Owing to its ineffective treatment, it fails to leave an impression upon you.

    D-Day (not Dry-Day, not dooms-Day, the 'D' is a reference made to Dawood), directed by Nikhil Advani starts on a promising note with four RAW undercover agents about to put the last nail into the coffin and nab the most wanted man of India, played by Rishi Kapoor (Goldman). From a moment of crescendo into that high octane action scene, the movie goes into a flashback to establish the 4 characters narrated by Irrfan Khan (Wali). Wali has been living a double life Pakistan for last nine years to keep an eye on Goldman and has a wife with a child. Rudra (Arjun) is a suspended Army officer, Zoya (Huma) is on the verge of a break up with her husband, and Aslam (Akash) is disguised as a chauffeur for Goldman. Thrown in is an out of box love angle between Rudra and Suraiya (Shruti Hassan). When the mission fails, all the agents are left to fend for themselves and thrive under challenging circumstances. What ensues is a bird-dog game between these agents and Pakistan.

    Read my full review at: www.vjmoviews.com

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  17. worst picture ever seen in theatre. Couidn't even see full movie,fell asleep midway.(ekdum bkwaas,behuda picture)

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  18. its a superb movie.... nikhil well done.

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